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Greenland's current loss of ice mass

The Greenland ice sheet continues to lose mass and thus contributes at about 0.7 millimeters per year to the currently observed sea level change of about 3 mm per year. This trend increases each year by a further 0.07 millimeters ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Keeping an eye on volcanoes, from the sky

The importance of global and frequent data coverage of volcanoes was highlighted in a recent article published in Science. Satellites are finding that volcanoes previously thought to be dormant are showing signs of unrest.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Increasing rainfall may affect winds: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Falling raindrops produce friction as they drop through the atmosphere to the ground, and this dissipates the kinetic energy, converting it into diffuse heat. Now researchers in the US have used recently-obtained ...

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences report
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